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mikewazowski

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I spent the past few days in New Brunswick and heard activity on some conventional channels for NB.

Didn't hear anything Nova Scotia related though.

BTW, the COVID checkpoint at the Quebec/New Brunswick border is on NB EVENT 1.
 

blacktop

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Sorry everyone for any dis-information that I may have posted. This is encouraging news...I have not heard anything yet, so I may have an SDR configuration issue. Chris, I may have to get you to give me a hand getting set up properly...
 

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According to the TAFL, there should be a site in Lower Sackville, with the following frequencies: 164.265/168.195 and 165.09/167.67.
I can receive the occasional burst of data on the second frequency 165.09, which tells me the first must be the control channel, but I'm getting absolutely nothing from here on 164.265 (or 168.195). Anyone in the Sackville area able to pick up any digital noise at all on either of those frequencies?

I imagine this will be site #3, which I haven't identified yet, and which Ragged Lake (1), Scotia Square (2) and South Uniacke (5) keep showing as a neighbour.
 

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Ok, I was able to get confirmation that 164.265 is active in the Sackville area with a DMR control channel. Not entirely sure why I can't hear it at all in Dartmouth!
 

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I saw a post suggesting NSP may have gone encryption. Has anyone been able to get any hits to debunk this horrible news? Just bought the DMR key.
 

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According to the screen on the 536, they're using a DMR T3 trunk system. I check it once and while and haven't heard anything yet.
Not sure if it's encrypted or a data only system.
 

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According to the screen on the 536, they're using a DMR T3 trunk system. I check it once and while and haven't heard anything yet.
Not sure if it's encrypted or a data only system.
I can tell you why you won't hear it as programmed from RadioReference. The Lead Database Manager wants us to display the Channel Identifiers from DSD+ as opposed to the LCN's that Uniden uses. We can't favour one scanner manufacturer's specification over others and must use the LSN Channel over the Uniden LCN.

What I have done for Ontario DT3 trunk systems on their trunk pages are these instructions:

To monitor this system with your Uniden scanner, go to the CH ID list. You can find that listing by clicking on the different Site Names.

A channel menu will appear. Subtract one (-1) from the channel ID and divide by two ( /2) This will give you the Uniden LCN.

Modify your programming with the new values and it will be monitorable with your Uniden product.


Let's use Lower Sackville for an example:


CH IDFrequencyColor Code
137164.265c5
138165.090a5

137-1=136/2=68 Enter 68 as a LCN.

I'm not sure about that 138, I would try using your LCN Finder on the 536 for 165.09


Give this method a try and see if you can now monitor voice conversations.
 

hfxChris

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I saw a post suggesting NSP may have gone encryption. Has anyone been able to get any hits to debunk this horrible news? Just bought the DMR key.
Good question. There's so little voice traffic on this system to begin with, it might take a while to see if any encrypted traffic pops up. But I'll try and remember to start monitoring the local site again just in case.
 

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According to the screen on the 536, they're using a DMR T3 trunk system. I check it once and while and haven't heard anything yet.
Not sure if it's encrypted or a data only system.
I should had said, "possibly" encrypted , sorry for any confusion.
My theory is it's a data system for some form of mobile work station.
Although the post regarding the LCN numbers could explain why we're not hearing any traffic.
 

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I should had said, "possibly" encrypted , sorry for any confusion.
My theory is it's a data system for some form of mobile work station.
Although the post regarding the LCN numbers could explain why we're not hearing any traffic.
There is voice traffic, it's just extremely infrequent. I've been monitoring the Ragged Lake site all morning with DSD+ (and the scanner monitoring as well) and have not seen a single voice call, and that's not unusual; when I was actively monitoring this system last fall, outside of an actual power outage event, I might log two or three voice 'conversations' per week during working hours.
There's definitely a lot more going on in the background though, DSD+ shows a lot of data calls going back and forth.
 
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